Renewing Materials

Borrowing and Circulating Information

Automatic Renewal

To help you save time, most of what you borrow at Boston Public Library will automatically renew up to 3 times. Exceptions include:

  • E-books, streaming and downloadable media
  • Museum passes, laptops, and materials that may be subject to shorter loan periods
  • Items borrowed from the Roxbury Community College
  • Items obtained from a library outside of BPL's lending network through interlibrary loan
  • Overdue items
  • Items with holds from other users
  • User accounts with fines/fees accrued to $10 or more and/or any other blocks

Please contact us with questions regarding renewing materials. Details about borrower accounts are also available in the My BPL section of our online catalog.